Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:30 PM, Episode 22, Thrill Seeking Duggars

The Duggars put their family's history of motion sickness to the test when they head to Branson, MO to ride roller coasters! But first, their friends the Vanderhoffs are coming over for dinner. And later, see how Jill celebrates her 21st birthday! 30 minutes

41 comments:

Seriously? said...

If there's a thrill involved, surely it is sinful.....

ES lady said...

Company for dinner? Get those tater tots ready. TT casserole for all.

Shoegal said...

I think TLC is grasping at straws here!!! If you know you have extreme motion sickness already, why on earth would you ride coasters???? Even the simple minded Duggars should know this. But hey, Michelle knows she's 42 and should no longer risk the life of herself or a baby and yet they still participate in the baby-making marathon. These people truly have no clue. And poor Jill......i guess there will be no girlfriends, hot pink boas, 21 tiaras, kiss me im 21 light up button, shot glass necklace!!!! You know the typical 21 yr old young lady stuff!!! Just plenty of siblings, Bateses, Kellers, and ice cream sandwich candy cake or whatever the cake they made for Grandpa Duggar was. When is one of them gonna write a tell all book. Lastly, if they are all so self righteous in their convictions....why dont they admit they follow Gothard and the Quiverfull movement???? Its right there in the Bible.....''if you be ashamed of me, I'll be ashames of you'' The Duggars have turned into quite a repulsive bunch....especially Josh!!!!!

Betty said...

Michelle is 46.

Nancy said...

Jeez louise, can the screw with the timeline any more? The first episode was obviously done in June (Mike's birthday), but this was taped in APRIL (Jill's birthday and the trip to Branson for the Titanic party).

Thankfully, a class has been rescheduled and I have two papers due (on top of my teaching), so I'll gladly miss both of these yawners.

I hope Jill gets a nice sheet cake with Gothard's likeness on it.

~*Amanda~* said...

I'm not watching the Duggars anymore...but I *might* be the first to actually buy a "tell all" book if one is ever written.....

Jasmine said...

Jill's birthday is in May. I know because it's near mine. :)

Nancy said...

Even May is not the beginning of April, which is when they were in Branson with the Titanic party, complete with people dressed in period costume, although for the Duggars, it just meant those urchin hats on some of the boys. I saw some pictures of Michelle and the older girls and they were in regular (for them) clothing.

londonbridges said...

I just can't wait for this vomit-fest. Many of the Duggars are prone to motion sickness, and should be able to predict the outcome. JMHO.

Duggar Fan but Losing Interest said...

Someone has defined "insanity" as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Conclusion -- these folks in Duggarville are way, way past insanity. Seeing kids who already know they suffer from motion sickness get sick and vomit is not entertaining or "encouraging".

Rainbow68 said...

I don't know if anyone will write a tell-all book - although I would buy it. I think the more likely scenerio will be some of the kids just quietly deciding that that life is not for them. Not that they'll reject Christianity, but they won't want to be cloistered anymore.

Seriously? said...

Can anyone think of a compelling reason to want to watch the Duggars vomit?

THIS is entertaiment???

tulip said...

We've already seen them at Branson. We've already seen them visiting with the Vanderhoffs. Sadly, Jill turning 21 is not a big deal-it's not celebrating her adulthood or growing into a young person who is gaining the ability, or opportunity, to become an independent, self-sufficient woman. And I just don't consider cooking a meal, homeschooling her siblings, or "training to be a midwife" eligible criteria-once she is "trained", she will still be living at home, and there to be a good "helper and buddy".

londonbridges said...

I can't think of a single reason to watch the Duggars vomit. I guess TLC thinks this is entertaining and encouraging. I for one, don't want to see recycled TT casserole.

Seriously? said...

The Duggars and the country would be better off if the Duggars and their ilk would seek REAL education instead of 'thrills'.

Mrs. Barker said...

Silver Dollar City...again smh. Poor Jill, 21 and still living like a teenager. I am so sad she missed her right of passage to enjoy her first night of true freedom as an adult. Cousin Amy grates and gyrates my nerves. She is too effervesant. I don't know why the Duggars don't leave people alone when they are not comfortable doing something. The single mom and poor Grandma being forced on the roller coasters.

Rainbow68 said...

Making the widow go on the roller coaster was unfortunate. Making her daughter cry by minimizing the roller coaster experience beforehand was traumatic. Amy is a tireless self-promoter who doesn't care if something makes someone else uncomfortable as long as she can make it about herself. I find this tiresome. Josie was sick, but Michelle was "sad" to be home alone, so Josie is hauled off in the heat at an amusement park that seems to have mostly older kids rides. Lucky Josie! As a mom, I don't get that at all. If my child was sick, I stayed home with my child. I usually kept the house quiet so they could rest and was available if they didn't anything. That doesn't make me Mother Theresa. It's just normal, isn't it? Love Grandma Duggar. She remains positive through it all. I'm sorry to be so negative :(

Stephanie said...

Michelle didn't have to ride up on the bus.

Grandma smiled on the ride (that wasn't a simple ride) and rocked with her sunglasses on.

I have been a critic regarding Josie but she looks like she is really thriving (compared to Samuel) especially at Michaels party and her hair is finally growing.

Rainbow68 said...

And what was Jill's "favorite game" she got for her birthday? I figured it was the Gothard game "Character Clues", but they didn't say.

Stephanie said...

Regarding Jill's staged birthday lunch, gifts, & "telling" her parents about her speeding ticket.
1. Michelle - giant bags of candy? But let's pat you on the back for knowing your 21 year old daughters favorite candy.
2. Jimbob - you tried, you had the right idea. It didn't go unnoticed that you admitted Michelle didn't know what you bought but the necklace was from you both. The necklace came in a pre packaged box and looked cheap like it was from Wally World (I hate that nickname). Jimbob with the kind of money you are bringing in can't you go to a real jewelry store, buy a sweet, appropriate necklace, and engrave it with Jill's birthday and name? It was a great thought, but don't be so cheap.
3. TLC - Jill got a ticket!!! That's great TV, however, the Duggars never do a good enough job to recreate their reality. Stop trying to make "scenes" it was as fake as Janas "goodbye" scene a fews weeks ago

Why don't they give the adult chidlren their share of the TLC $ and let them purchase a car? Or enroll in school Etc. I honestly don't think those kids have access to any TLC money. Its been 7 years?

Canadian Fan said...

Finally got around to watching these 2 episodes. A few things I noticed. Anna is completely clueless in the kitchen, but slightly better than the first dinner party she had for the Duggars right after she & Josh got married. In that one, she was completely flustered and needed to call in the sister-moms for backup. The girls were giving her these "What's wrong with you? It's not that hard to cook a meal." expressions. But I digress. Good thing she has the cake doctor to come to her rescue.

IMHO, it would be bad manners to invite guests into your home and have them cook the meal. Talk about taking advantage of your friend's kind offers to help.

At the amusement park, several of the ladies were extremely uncomfortable and just plain freaked out by going on the rollercoaster. But the Duggars steamroll over them and don't take "no" for an answer. Jim-Bob flashes that goofy grin and says "C'mon, guys (even if there are girls in the group), this'll be fun." What part of "No, I don't want to go on that ride" don't they understand? Personally, I avoid those kind of extreme rides
and got a bit queasy myself watching them.

Also, it's pretty convenient that Michelle got to stay home with only Josie for most of the day while the other adults and "sister-mom" girls (they aren't considered women yet) take care of that huge multi-family group.

And why did Jim-Bob have to remind Jill several times (I think he mentioned it about 3 times) that this was her 21st bday? A girl-woman of a certain age doesn't like or need to be reminded of how old she is.

Devil's Advocate said...

Really, I don't know why anyone would be shocked that we're seeing the same things over and over in the episodes. Even if you gave the Duggars every benefit of doubt, they have so many kids and other people in the house that the routine would have to be pretty much the same day in and out for YEARS I'd think.

I was most sad to hear Jill say something along the lines of being touched that her parents would know the things that are her favorites. Shouldn't knowing those things be part of their JOB as parents? I also felt like we were watching Jill be a third wheel on Jim Bob and Michelle's date for the week instead of celebrating her birthday. But, at least she didn't have to go to a meal with her ENTIRE family, where she'd likely be expected to be in charge of some of the younger howlers.

Penny said...

My comment went without my name-her it is again.
The girls do not have to have money to buy cars. They do not have jobs nor school to go to. Now Jill needs a car to go to the birthings. Daddy has plenty of cars. He has a fleet of Suburbans.
Plus Jim Bob said he would buy the girl cars, the boys are on their own. There is no shame in getting a ticket you are just the one who got caught. But it does come at a price and affects the premiums of your car insurance. I do not know how it is in Arkansas but in California a ticket can be pretty pricey. Does Jill have money to pay for her ticket? Is she responsible for paying for car insurance? When you have the responsibility for these things you try to be more cautious. I have always wondered what kind of deal Jim Bob gets on car insurance with all those vehicles and drivers from Joy on up in his household.

summer11 said...

When was this episode actually taped? I remember that Josh posted pictures to his Instagram, but I don't remember the date. It was when the Anna pregnancy speculation was at its height.

This drives me nuts now... Use real plates! Especially when you have people over! They showed Justin, I think, getting his meal and he had one of the paper plates. The kind that disintegrate when you put hot/wet foods on them. I bet he got a nice dose of paper with his meal.

I've been noticing this lately and especially last night. Joseph is very good-looking! Well, most of the Duggar children are good looking. The girls are beautiful. But I think Joseph is the best looking one of the older boys. It looked to me like he works out when he was sitting next to Grandma on that ride.

tulip said...

I felt sorry for Debbie Query, and especially Tiffany-they were honestly frightened of that roller coaster. Jim Bob said they all wanted Tiffany to try the ride, but she didn't realize it was a roller coaster until she was already on it...how can you not know you're going on a roller coaster?-proof to me the Duggars probably talked her into it for the show.

Jim Bob looked annoyed when Jill said she got the speeding ticket. I'm sure they knew about it before that moment, but he still had a look like, "thanks a lot-this is not good for our image". Michelle was smiling the whole time, then laughed about the fact she got 2 tickets in a row right after they were married...Jim Bob wasn't laughing at that either. If Jill was rushing to the birth, I'm sure the stop made her miss it all together. It seemed strange to me that Michelle would give Jill candy (and cheap, value size bags from the grocery store) for her 21st birthday. But, it did seem like Jim Bob genuinely tried with his gift (but having to say it was from "Mom" as well, and him telling Jill that Michelle didn't even know what it was, was way cheap.)

Sharla said...

.990 million and a 0.4 rating.

tulip said...

A previous post mentioned this was taped back in April-I find it annoying too that the timeline for this season is all over the board. More proof they've run out of material, and are grasping for life at any birthday or dinner party they can get a hold of.

When Jill said she got the speeding ticket, Michelle smiled and said, "Don't feel bad"...don't feel bad for breaking the law?, ok, more Duggar logic I guess.

Becoming less of a Fan said...

I was glad to here Jill say that "she is a good friend of MINE" as apposed to "ours".

Wow real fruit!

Michelle can't handle being alone with Josie for a day?

Jill is 21, looking forward to being married in the Lords timing. "Not sure if she's ready or not." Sweetheart if you are not sure, then that usually means you are NOT ready. This better be the Lords timing or YOUR timing and not Daddy's timing.

Doug said...

My guess is that Michelle showed up at the amusement park after she realized that her husband would be spending the day with three single mothers and she wouldn't be there for Jim Bob to kiss every time the TLC cameras were on.

imaamy said...

I'm watching now and looked up tickets for Silver Dollar. Between 50-60 dollars per person. I guess it is worth it for the park to comp them and the crew for the publicity? That would be $2500 at least just for admission!

han said...

I don`t get why the made dinner(looks gross) do they even ask if anyone is allergic to something.

I admire the family with all the kids. They even had special needs adopted children. GOOD FOR THEM. They also seem to be helping the kids. I wonder if have a buddy system.

Melissa said...

Once again, glad I haven't been able to watch the episodes (my DVR is broken). Why does it not surprise me that the Duggar men coerced the women to ride the roller coaster??? Because remember what Josh did to Anna with the ferris wheel, and Michelle and the girls laughed about it?

sandi said...

Yes,one can easily be tricked into riding such a coaster,esp. if it's hidden in the woods like that one is.I know because someone did it to my mom in Atlanta.It was the mine ride at Six Flags.They just told her it was a mine ride in a coal cart.It can happen.

DuggarGoth said...


I felt sorry for Debbie Query, and especially Tiffany-they were honestly frightened of that roller coaster. ------------------------------
I felt sorry for them too. It really made Jim Bob look like the big bully that he is. It seemed he had kind of an evil smile after he convinced them to go on the roller coaster too.

sandi said...

I felt bad for Tiffany as well.She had obviously never been on anything even close to such a ride,and you would think Jim Bob would have known better.

Duggar Fan but Losing Interest said...

Something about Jill's comment about so touched by how Mama & Daddy knew what her favourite things were didn't sit right with me. That's not usually someone says about their own parents. Maybe if it were a childhood friend that came back into your life as an adult and still remembered your favourites from way back then. Watching this show makes me thankful for being so close to my own parents.

Canadian Fan said...

Is this Debbie Query related to the young man (Peter??) who's rumoured to be courting one of the sister-moms this season?

Willow said...

Canadian Fan:
I think Debbie Query is Peter Query's mother. Wish we could hear more about whether or not the courtship is really real LOL.

emm said...

Poor Tiffany! That girl was genuinely scared...what an awful thing for her "dear friends" do!

Rudy Tecat said...

So, they have to have some roller-coaster anxiety in the episode, and have to bring in some outside people to provide it! Poor Mrs. Q and Tiffany! I suppose, since there are no Duggar weddings planned, they'll have to bring in someone else to get married...ooops, they already did. Prediction: Anna's sister's giving birth will be the big hour-long episode next season.

Duggar Fan but Losing Interest said...

If we have to see another "toilet birth" I will have to give up on the show. Back in the old days, women had no choice but to rely on a midwife or maybe just a family member to help them deliver (drug-free) at home. Now there are so many other options available for moms-to-be.